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Seriously, Republicans, Abortion?

By |January 23rd, 2015|

So House Republican leaders were caught off-guard when women in their own ranks — joined by at least one man — revolted. Anti-abortion activists in town for the annual March for Life were furious. [Politico]

THERE IS NO subject more absurd or outdated to write about than the American conversation on abortion. You’d think […]

Netanyahu and the Insufferable U.S. Congress

By |January 22nd, 2015|

On Wednesday, Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak before Congress, a move that was viewed as an attempt by Republican congressional leaders to intervene in the upcoming Israeli election in Netanyahu’s favor. [Haaretz]

WITH THE invitation by Speaker John Boehner for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session, our insufferable Congress once […]

Obama Steamrolls Republicans, Goes Medium, Instagram, Cements Relevancy to 2016

By |January 21st, 2015|

I want them to grow up in a country that shows the world what we still know to be true: that we are still more than a collection of red states and blue states; that we are the United States of America. – President Barack Hussein Obama [MEDIUM]

IT WASN’T supposed to be like this. […]

Mike Huckabee, Another Traditionalist Republican Doomed to Lose to Hillary

By |January 4th, 2015|

ANOTHER WHITE evangelical traditionalist is eyeing the White House, at a time when patriarchal influences are at the lowest ebb in American history. Mike Huckabee joins the potential 20th century centric candidates like Rick Perry and other anti-women’s rights Republicans thinking that in the second decade of the 21st century the vast majority […]

Scalise Forces Republicans to End 2014 with Blast to Racist Past

By |December 31st, 2014|

“More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate,” Mr. Boehner said, adding, “He has my full confidence as our whip, and he will continue to do great and important work for all Americans.” [New York Times]

AS WE END 2014, […]

Mario Batali Prepares for the Hangover, Talks Michelle Obama Food Revolution

By |December 31st, 2014|

The Obama administration is becoming increasingly involved in what Americans put on their dinner plates and in their cereal bowls, from requiring school children to be served fruit to eliminating trans fats in doughnuts. But the new Republican Congress is already laying the groundwork to push back in 2015. [Politico Magazine]

AS WE prepare to […]

Chuck Todd Taps Lewis Black, Satire, a Dose of Sanity for “Meet the Press”

By |December 29th, 2014|

IT IS one of the most important conversations to have, which also jettisoned “Meet the Press” into the 21st century by cutting out the politicians who very seldom deserve a spot on television, because they rarely say anything worth listening to that we haven’t already heard. I’ve no doubt that wasn’t Chuck Todd’s […]

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Medical Marijuana Policy Just Shifted

By |December 17th, 2014|

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. [Los Angeles Times]

IT IS one of those times when quiet progress and tucking something inside a bill turns out to be a very good thing.

The […]

The Dark Lord of Torture Dick Cheney Gets “The Daily Show” Treatment [Video]

By |December 16th, 2014|

“–I was heavily involved…” – Vice President Dick Cheney [Meet the Press transcript]

CONSIDERING the innumerable health procedures former veep Dick Cheney has subjected himself to in order to stay alive, it’s actually understandable why he doesn’t consider anything torture.

What was the most predictably shameless about Dick Cheney’s performance with “Meet the Press” […]

Rumors Fly Over Sen. Schumer’s Dirty Work, as Cruz Makes More Mischief, Warren Soars

By |December 13th, 2014|

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s crusade against the $1.1 trillion spending bill backed by the White House firmly establishes the Massachusetts populist as a powerful player in Washington. The freshman Democrat took on President Obama and her party’s leadership, and appeared to inspire an uprising in the House. The fight earned her comparisons to Texas […]